Souness urges Man Utd to sign two Premier League ‘warriors’ they are ‘crying out for’

Date published: Monday 15th August 2022 3:32 - Lewis Oldham

Souness speaks on Man Utd

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has urged Manchester United to sign Jarrod Bowen and John McGinn, as they are “warrior types”.

Erik ten Hag took over at Man Utd during the summer. He had a nice gig over at Ajax and now he’s in charge of a sh*tshow in Manchester.

There was optimism around the club during the pre-season as the Red Devils fared well in games. But these positive feelings around them have quickly waned.

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Man Utd fell to a defeat in their opening game against Brighton and they followed that up with an embarrassing loss against Brentford over the weekend.

In the aftermath of the disaster at Brentford, it was reported that Ten Hag ‘pleaded with the United board to sign some new players’.

They also have the small matter of Cristiano Ronaldo spitting his dummy out to deal with. So it’s all a bit of a mess.

Souness thinks signing some “warrior type” players is what Man Utd need to do to solve some of their issues. He has named Aston Villa’s McGinn and West Ham’s Bowen as ideal signings:

“Man United traditionally go out and sign the best players,” Souness told talkSPORT.

“They can still go out and sign the best players, but a different type of player.

“If you were going out to strengthen where would you? Is it a midfielder player, striker, defender or goalkeeper?

“I would be looking at that midfield. We come back to the type of player that played in midfield against Brentford, if they get the wind behind them they take some stopping.

“You have to meet fire with fire. Man United didn’t have a player in midfield that could stand up and make that kind of challenge.

“I like John McGinn. I think he would be a fabulous player for Man United and wants to get involved in that.

“If that’s the way it’s going to be then I’m going to be up for it.

“I’m sorry to repeat myself, but they have made some terrible football decisions. Being Man United you pay a premium.

“If you phone up a French club, Spanish club, they stick 20 per cent on top. That’s the ticket of being at Man United.”

On Bowen, he added: “That’s another one. I know it’s a Man United programme today and I know we’ve got lots of listeners who are Man United fans, but that’s another one who would be ideal for Man United.

“Warrior types. That’s what Man United need.

“He’s non-stop. He goes no matter what and that’s what Man United are crying out for.

“They are going for the icing on the cake before they’ve even baked the cake.”


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